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 Post subject: Re: 2007 color of year?
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:55 pm 
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Ah Thank you!

That took way too long for a forum full of musicians!


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 Post subject: Re: 2007 color of year?
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:54 pm 
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Hi there,

How does one go about buying the COY?


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 Post subject: Re: 2007 color of year?
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:01 am 
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Welcome to the forum, Pporter. You have to order a new Rick from an authorized Rickenbacker dealer, in the year that the COY is being issued. There currently is no COY.


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 Post subject: Re: 2007 color of year?
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:34 am 
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Hey there "raincheck" [wink]....
Don't get me started on the Kramer Ferrington I bought after seeing Crowded House the first time. Piece of garbage plywood guitar...
-john


I thought contributors were not allowed to make denigrating comments on other companies products.
Sincerely
Ferrington Kramer,
CEO Kramer Ferrington Guitars PLC, Auckland, New Zealand.


Only kidding.

I'd just like to say how entertaining it is reading these forums: the humour and camaraderie is second to none, and as for patience, well, there can't be another company in the world that enjoys such loyalty. I mean, how long can anyone wait? What do you do all those months, looking out of your window, watching the seasons change...
In fact, while we are here, what is the longest anyone has waited for a Ric?

Love and peace.


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 Post subject: Re: 2007 color of year?
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I think you might want to qualify that question by asking, "What's the longest anyone has waited for a Rickenbacker after ordering one?" Otherwise, you'll get answers like, "I waited 35 years to get one", even though they only ordered it a year before getting it.

I know of several people on another Rick forum that waited over four years after ordering a 360/12C63 after ordering one. I've been waiting (so far) over nine months for mine.


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 Post subject: Re: 2007 color of year?
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:22 am 
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Thanks Beatlefreak. Good point.

So, how long from order to receipt?
BTW, I'm not trying to pas comment on Rics output here. What I'm curious about is who has been the most patient, and er, what on earth did you do whilst waiting...?
And does no-one ever change their mind?


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 Post subject: Re: 2007 color of year?
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:34 am 
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Uhh, sorry Mr. "Kramer", sir, I thought, uh, your company was no longer in business and, uhhhh, or oh yeah, it was purchased by FMIC or something. I thought you were a safe target. [wink]

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I thought contributors were not allowed to make denigrating comments on other companies products.
Sincerely
Ferrington Kramer,
CEO Kramer Ferrington Guitars PLC, Auckland, New Zealand.


Only kidding.

I'd just like to say how entertaining it is reading these forums: the humour and camaraderie is second to none, and as for patience, well, there can't be another company in the world that enjoys such loyalty. I mean, how long can anyone wait? What do you do all those months, looking out of your window, watching the seasons change...
In fact, while we are here, what is the longest anyone has waited for a Ric?

Love and peace.


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 Post subject: Re: 2007 color of year?
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:15 am 
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...and as for patience, well, there can't be another company in the world that enjoys such loyalty. I mean, how long can anyone wait? What do you do all those months, looking out of your window, watching the seasons change...

Practice.
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In fact, while we are here, what is the longest anyone has waited for a Ric?



I guess I could say about a half century so far. But I just didn't know it until about eight months ago is all.

JimK


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 Post subject: Re: 2007 color of year?
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:00 am 
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I know of several people on another Rick forum that waited over four years after ordering a 360/12C63 after ordering one.


I know of someone on this RIC Forum that waited more than four years for a Rickenbacker...me. In January of 2001, I ordered a 360/12C63 when they were officially annnounced for future production. This is a guitar I have always wanted since 1964 and through the years that followed, I passed up opportunities to get earlier replicas that were available.

With the forthcoming manufacture of C Series instruments, it was time to order. Yes, I knew there would be some time before I actually received the guitar. I've watched Rickenbacker guitars arrive from Santa Ana and be sold at my local guitar dealers since I was 11 years old and I purchased my first Rick when I was 14. But this is the 12-string that I have dreamed of getting since I was a kid and I finally ordered one 37 years later.

So, four more years of wait time was easy for me. I knew Rickenbacker would build these instruments and mine would be on the way someday, or in this case, some year. That year was 2005 when I received my 36012/C63 in April.

I can't tell you how long you will wait if you order a Rickenbacker instrument, but if you do, it will come. You could possibly take delivery this year, 2007, the year of no Color of the Year.


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 Post subject: Re: 2007 color of year?
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:57 pm 
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I've watched Rickenbacker guitars arrive from Santa Ana and be sold at my local guitar dealers since I was 11 years old and I purchased my first Rick when I was 14. But this is the 12-string that I have dreamed of getting since I was a kid and I finally ordered one 37 years later.


That's a beautiful story RICandVOX, and to me, an astonishing example of Rickenbackeritis. You should have got that one at half price at least, or with some kind of commemorative plaque! Four years. Golly.


I can't tell you how long you will wait if you order a Rickenbacker instrument, but if you do, it will come. You could possibly take delivery this year, 2007, the year of no Color of the Year.

We don't seem to do that over here in the UK. I personally don't know a single musician friend that has actually ordered a Ric from scratch, but then, eBay has taken over from a lot of retailers in supplying any demand. For my sins, I only purchased my first Ric last year (on eBay), but being a folky/solo artiste it has never been quite the necessity it seems to be for group members. Yet out of my forty other pieces, it's the one I now love the best.
As for NCOY, maybe this year someone will Lennonise a Ric and sand it down to the wood (aaaaargh!!!) as he did with his Casino. As you probably know, Epiphone actually used that as a marketing pitch: a bare wood Casino. NCOY that...

Love and peace

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